"House of Cards" fans eagerly anticipating the series's late February debut on Netflix were probably pretty excited when they found out that the streaming service had posted the first 10 of 13 new episodes more than two weeks earlier than planned.

Unfortunately, Netflix caught wind of its error not long after the mistake was made public, and pulled the episodes from the service almost immediately. The company later blamed faulty technology for the accidental posting.

"Due to a technical glitch some Frank Underwood fans got a sneak peak," Netflix said in a statement. "He'll be back on Netflix on Feb. 27."

The official "House of Cards" Twitter account also commented on the mistake, joking, "This is Washington. There's always a leak."

Based on the episode descriptions that were (briefly) available during the snafu, it looks like the Russian president will play a large role in season three of the Emmy-winning series. Fans will have to wait until February 27 to learn more.

[via: Time, The Hollywood Reporter, House of Cards]

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